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351  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Story of how NewEgg Defeated a Patent Troll on: January 29, 2013, 06:12:20 AM
Damn, company's got some balls!
352  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: sublime text: some innovative text editor! on: January 29, 2013, 06:10:06 AM
Sublime Text 3?
Dafuq.
I second that.

ST2 was released on June 26th last year - that's a very short period to keep a major version alive... sure, it's ST3 beta he's working on, and it'll probably take some time to get released, and we might see some updates (probably only bugfixes) for ST2. But this does not give me a warm and fuzzy tummy feeling, especially not when combined with increasing the price from $59 to $70 - this is pretty close to ripoff, IMHO.
353  Other Software / Announce Your Software/Service/Product / Re: Bvckup 2 on: January 28, 2013, 03:41:11 PM
Apologies for not replying sooner. I was pushing out the major website redesign.
No problem - I've been slow/distracted myself. Nice and simple web design - I personally find it slightly annoying that the 'features' text fades in after waiting for the features-text-are has expanded, but that's a minor quibble smiley. Also, the outline and bgcolor-change (I think?) effect on your buttons is very subtle - having the browser on my secondary TFT, at first I wasn't sure if my eyes were playing tricks on me tongue

Btw, "Cache-aware reading" - are there actually any APIs or IOCTLs you can use to determine whether a file is cached? Or are you simply using FILE_FLAG_NO_BUFFERING all the time? smiley

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Also, if I find a way to automate the cold-cache testing (suggestions would be very welcome!)
I think the key to unlocking this problem is called shutdown.exe smiley
Well, I'd want something entirely automated - boot, auto-login and perform test, reboot, advance to next test et cetera. I'm not going to do 512 boots unless it's something 100% automated the machine can perform while I'm at work tongue (sure, could probably be handed by being pretty creative with batch files, but... ugh.)

Another thing was that NOT using FindExLargeFetch in warm-cache scenario results in 20-30% speed up (from 1000 ms to 800 ms). I added a command-line argument to control this in more recent versions of bvckup2-demo2.exe
Iirc I did the test with the version supporting this switch, but since it wasn't documented I didn't think to include it - what's it do?
354  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Open Letter to Skype on: January 26, 2013, 07:17:24 PM
So if I use Skype in the UK to communicate with someone in the UK it is subject to the US Patriot Act?
  Only if the Skype is routed through the U.S., which probably all calls are, but I wouldn't be a bit surprised to find they were doing it internationally.
Doesn't matter if the call is routed through the .us or not, all that matters is whether the company doing the service is .us based.
355  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Gadget WEEKENDS on: January 26, 2013, 03:19:07 PM
So, a friend got my ipad2 smashed up in december, in drunken stupor - we were using it for music (via spotify) at an xmas party, and it slipped out of his hands - bother. It still works, but has a bunch of cracks in the screen, and the glass has started cracking off in one of the corners. So I'm not going to be dragging that along and make matters worse. I'm considering getting the screen replaced, but the places I've found so far were a bit expensive. Tried snapping some pictures of the broken screen, but couldn't get the angle/flash right, so the cracks weren't visible >_<

So, the logical thing was of course to buy a new tablet. It seemed silly to buy a new ipad2, and ipad3 was out of the question because it's even heavier than the already heavy ipad2. I considered an ipad mini - same specs as ipad2 but smaller... seemed interesting, smaller screen means better pixel density. Still, the resolution itself (1024x768) is slightly small, and sometimes the ipad2 feels slightly slow (complex websites, mostly). And then there's all that about crApples extremely closed ecosystem, Calibre probably not working on iOS6, et cetera. Decided to check out the competition, and ASUS' Nexus 7 looked interesting - higher resolution (1280x800), much more CPU juice, a clean Android (without any of the "value added" junk), and DKK1254 (USD226) cheaper than the iPad mini...

So, after playing around a bit with a colleague's N7 this friday, I went out and bought one after work. So far it's been a really nifty experience. Back when I bought my iPad2, the android tablets felt cheap - not the hipster-lame "zomg this is sooo gaudy" kind of cheap, but the "I'm afraid this plastic will break" cheap, they cost about the same as the iPads, and were sluggish as hell. The N7 GUI is extremely smooth, it feels sturdy, and I by far prefer the soft plastic back to the iPad aluminium - it's nicer to the touch, especially in cold wintertime Scandinavia smiley. Oh, and you're not stuck with Chrome, you can install firefox (and adblock!) if you want to. FREEDOM!

So, here's a few action pics:
[attachthumb=1] [attachthumb=2] [attachthumb=3] [attachthumb=4]

The screen is slightly small for reading PDFs, but it works OK - and the higher resolution (and PPI) definitely makes them look better.
356  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Strategies to stay with Windows 7 as long as possible on: January 26, 2013, 02:10:00 PM
40hz: as someone who has had two SSDs (including an enterprise Intel one) go belly-up, I'd still say they're totally worth it. You do need a very good backup scheme, but you ought to have that anyway, so hey smiley
357  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: NASA OOPS! on: January 26, 2013, 03:24:35 AM
My guess too. If it were an aircraft, it would be "kinda big".
358  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Open Letter to Skype on: January 26, 2013, 03:13:45 AM
Spot on.  The Patriot Act says that all communications will have back doors for government surveillance.  It's the New World Order that the U.S. is hell-bent on achieving.

So if I use Skype in the UK to communicate with someone in the UK it is subject to the US Patriot Act?

Who on earth would use non-opensource programs for secure communications anyway?

Anyone who uses a phone (mobile or land line).

There is already concern that Chinese and Korean built mobile phones can potentially be used to collect data for their parent companies. Currently Samsung are working on buying Blackberry - which is causing some consternation in Canada from a security point of view!
Yes, Carol - the owning company is .us based. It's sick... And THE reason .gov stuff should never be in a (public) cloud. Doesn't matter which country servers are in, if the company is .us based.

Also, landlines and cellphones, secure? Lulz :p

Oh, and wrt. blackberry, the device encryption keys were handed overt to the indian .gov - so much for security.
359  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Strategies to stay with Windows 7 as long as possible on: January 25, 2013, 01:05:44 PM
Haven't noticed slowdown either - only thing that's become slower is the crap enterprise Adobe software I work with daily, but a from-scratch-nuke-data reinstall helped.

Also, NTFS does fragment a bit faster than other modern filesystems, defragmenting (with a proper tool) can definitely help in some situations.
360  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Why did WinRAR Unplugged (portable Winrar version) get discontinued? on: January 25, 2013, 01:04:03 PM
I've met Burak - the fellow who runs WinRar - and he struck me as a smart business fellow.
Alexander is no longer in the game?
361  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Who is still runnig XP? on: January 25, 2013, 12:56:15 PM
Seriously it took me a while to move from XP to 7 but there is no way I would move back now and I'd go to Linux before returning to the misery of Windows 98 !!!
Same here - and if MS continue too much down the path they've started with Win8, I might (begrudgingly) jump ship... but until that happens, why consider a second-grade OS? tongue
362  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Open Letter to Skype on: January 25, 2013, 12:15:44 PM
We call on Skype to release a regularly updated Transparency Report that includes:
They should do that, but really it's a no-brainer - Microsoft has to comply with the patriot act.

While there might not have been (but I'd be surprised if there weren't) any backdoors in Skype prior to the MS purchase, there certainly were means to see exactly what was going on. And while it might not be official now, there's definitely regular backdoors in Skype now.

Who on earth would use non-opensource programs for secure communications anyway?  tellme ohmy tellme huh huh huh tellme huh tellme ohmy

(oh yeah. I need to kick myself in the hiney and get fSekrit brushed up for opensource release. Version3 de/serialization and PBKDF2 wasn't the funniest code to implement, so both those features are halfway-done at the moment).
363  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Who is still runnig XP? on: January 25, 2013, 12:06:07 PM
And if a new OS is worth running, it's worth more on new hardware.
I mostly agree - however, on most hardware Win7 will probably be a smoother experience than XP SP3 - and Win8, moreso. Heck, I'd even take a (tweaked) version of Vista SP1 over XP SP3... given that there's no driver trouble, of course smiley

Dunno about software compatibility, you probably run stuff that's more obscure than I do - but I haven't really come across stuff that didn't work on Vista, Win7 or Win8 - it probably helps that I ran the 64bit version of XP, though, which means I took some compatibility hits up-front, and learned necessary workarounds for software that was CRAPPILY PROGRAMMED.

I'll repeat that, and a bit blunter: software that runs on XP but not on Vista and later is CRAP PROGRAMMED, probably in the Win9x "everybody is an administrator" mentality. Unless an application is doing something Really Special Snowflake style, it really ought to run from Win2k and upwards. But since a lot of developers came from Win9x and never bothered to read the MS guidelines that's been around since, oh, probably pre-NT4, we have a lot of software that's... wank.
364  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: The Best Of: text editors on: January 25, 2013, 11:46:44 AM
OO!!  One of the very few editors with ftp access built in.  Very tempting just for that.
I see that as a kind of anti-feature, aimed at disorganized PHP developers smiley
LOL! That was cold! Grin Likely true. Thmbsup But still cold. Grin
Well, sorry.

But once you've seen enough people that directly edit their scripts webpages on production servers, don't have any VCS, and only occasionally do backups in zipfiles (with no coherent naming schemes...), you kinda start to disapprove of built-in ftp support smiley
365  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: silly humor - post 'em here! [warning some NSFW and adult content] on: January 25, 2013, 11:44:55 AM
I kinda like offensive t-shirts, but I'm adult enough to (mostly) know when to not wear them.
366  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: The Best Of: text editors on: January 25, 2013, 01:56:51 AM
OO!!  One of the very few editors with ftp access built in.  Very tempting just for that.
I see that as a kind of anti-feature, aimed at disorganized PHP developers smiley
367  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Are you going to wait for Windows 9? on: January 24, 2013, 02:45:25 PM
Hm, it makes sense to offer the new Win8-style "advanced boot" selections in addition to the hotkey spamming. On my system, Windows boots so fast that I'd have trouble hitting F8 at the right time (not to mention that I have to wait the few 100msec where the BIOS/UEFI listens to that key for selecting boot device, but need to hit the key before "too late" in the bootloader tongue).

That's one of the real bad decision, MS.

Anyway, can malware completely block the "restart with advanced boot" thingy? Iirc one of the ways you enable it is shutdown from Ctrl+Alt+Delete - CAD is supposed to be pretty hard to trap.
368  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Are you going to wait for Windows 9? on: January 24, 2013, 01:24:38 PM
PS: Anyone got any idea how to get into advanced startup mode on a laptop with an old fashioned BIOS?
F2 or Delete
I was about to post that as well - but then I realized Carol probably means the Windows boot settings, not the BIOS?
369  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Would a 41 megapixel camera get you to buy a Windows 8 phone? on: January 24, 2013, 01:49:24 AM
I don't know why people have gotten this unhealthy idea that more MP means better images. It seems unlikely they can make a lens for a phone that would give any kind of usefulness to 41 MP. Personally, I would much rather have a phone with a 5 MP camera and a stellar lens and better flash.
This! Thmbsup

Also, while it's nice having a decent camera in your phone to take a quick snap of whatever, with current lens technology, there's just no way to fit anything "awesome" into a phone that's small and comfy. So I'd much rather have just a decent phone camera, and an IXUS or similar compact for taking better pictures.

(If I had any photography skills, I'd of course go for a real camera, but since I don't, an IXUS fits my needs perfectly smiley).
370  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Computer science student expelled for testing university software security on: January 22, 2013, 09:16:36 AM
The job offers are starting up now.
He may have fast-tracked his career!

Report says even Skytech is offering.
Hm, I think there will be more info sometime tomorrow.

http://news.nationalpost....refuses-to-reinstate-him/
Hrm, did he actually do anything interesting, or did he just run some scriptkiddeialready-existing tools?

If the latter, something smells fishy wrt. job offers...
371  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Tips for Windows 8 (got any?) on: January 21, 2013, 04:03:19 PM
That will make a complete shutdown though, not a "Windows 8 Shutdown".
Doesn't that require adding "/hybrid"? (On my win7 workstation right now, so can't check shutdown.exe arguments smiley).
372  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Computer science student expelled for testing university software security on: January 21, 2013, 11:22:43 AM
From my sysadmin perspective all I can say is: A predictable and avoidable outcome.  I'm hardly surprised at the response.  Nor should he be.
Agreed.

If you don't have a (written) agreement with your target, you're not pentesting - you're hacking.

Is it piss-poor behavior from the uni? Yes. But if you're not going to play by the rules (which might very well be necessary sometimes, whistleblowing incompetent lying bastards comes to mind), you'll have to expect unfavorable outcomes.

Which is why you run such scans from a VM on a laptop with a faked MAC address, through TOR on a public WiFi.
373  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: It's about ... an interesting Win8 view (video) on: January 21, 2013, 07:52:04 AM
That's been posted before in one of those win 8 threads here, but I aint going looking for it ;-)
Here you go - also, could we keep the discussion of that piece of manure in one thread? :-)
374  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Facebook Turns to Spam on: January 20, 2013, 02:04:19 PM
If you're not paying for it, you are the product.

I hope that what facebook is doing (ad-spam, data mining you all the way up your hiney, ...) doesn't come as as a surprise to anybody? Anyway, AdBlockPlus + Ghostery does a nice job of making facebook not too awful, at least for the time being smiley
375  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: MEGA Almost Online - Misses Deadline on: January 20, 2013, 07:58:23 AM
just out of curiousity: was your browser uptodate?
It shows even for the latest firefox - doesn't pop up right away, you have to upload some files for it to show.
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